Joseph Smith

“Stand fast, ye Saints of God. Hold on a little while longer, and the storm of life will be past, and you will be rewarded by that God whose servants you are, and who will duly appreciate all your toils and afflictions for Christ’s sake and the gospel’s. Your names will be handed down to posterity as Saints of God and virtuous men. . . . be faithful. Let your love and moderation be known unto all men. Be patient. Be mindful to observe all the commandments of your Heavenly Father, and the God of all grace shall bless you. Even so. Amen” (History of the Church 4:337-339).